What are the Building Blocks

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think the one of the majors ones for me is that they compliment each other. I don’t like mixing modern and antique styles. Or any styles for that matter. Idk I am a very picky person when it comes to ring stacks. You definitely CAN have to many when it comes to stacks. 3 rings at most for me. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’ve wondered about this myself and after seeing many many pictures (cuz I love rings) I think it’s similar band HEIGHT! That way even when you mix metals, colors, gemstones, styles they look like they belong together…IMO.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I really love stacks!! I think they depend on your style and many rules can go. I like different shapes and mixed metals. I usually stick to white stones and plain metal bands. I also like gaps and creating an airyness to the stack. 

I read on a store’s website that stacked rings should be carefully curated like a work of art. I think that the possibilities are endless! 🙂 

Here are my stacks, usually mixing white and rose metals:

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

 

longtimemrs:  I don’t think there’s an exact science to it, but I think that one really fool proof way to go about it is to

 – Choose rings with a similar gauge (the height that the band comes up off your finger)

 – Go for variety.  A mix of metals usually looks best.  Probably some rings with stones and some without.  Mix up styles such as milgrain, engraving, finishes, marquise settings, etc.

 – Choose rings that will all sit relatively flush.  Not that a halo ring/whatever can’t work, but it’s a lot easier to make a stack work with relatively straight sided rings.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I only wear my wedding ring as of now, but I want to eventually have a stack of my own 😀 

I just want something that looks cohesive and isn’t too much. Why I want a set of my own? Just because i could mix and match and/or alternate them however id like.  My favorite sets on here are MrsHoneyC and MissRhino… At least I think that’s their user names lol. So I guess my dream set has sapphires & diamonds, and no more than three bands. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

ohhh, fun question!  I think the best stacks have rings that are all pretty much the same height.  They should all be about the same height/depth on your finger.  Then I think you need some variety in textures.  Just a whole lot of diamonds all stacked up does not look as fab to as as a diamond band, and brushed finish metal band, and and etoile band… as an example.  And lastly, I think you need some variety in widths.  So not 2mm, 2mm, 2mm….  My personal preference would also leave some gaps, so maybe a round bezel band in thrown in there with some straight edge bands, but I just like that look.  And don’t forget to size up!!  Because nothing ruins a good stack more than squished looking fingers.

 

Post # 11
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5228 posts
Bee Keeper

longtimemrs:  I love your twist bands! How fun! I’d like to add another band to my right hand. I’d like something like this:

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I love those twist bands!  The good thing about stacking is that it can change overtime as your tastes change.  🙂  I love having the options of more simple bands or diamonds bands, depending on mood, or what I am doing.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

longtimemrs:  i love looking at stacks on the bee, but i dont think wacky mixed metals n styles will be for me. Only stacking my ering and wedding band so far n they r both platinum with channel set princess cut dismonds, but my ering has a centre round cut solitaire… So i might get an eternity with round diamonds..but itll still be matchy matchy in a way

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

I know this thread is a little old but I thought it was an interesting question and wanted to throw in my two cents. I think there are many ways for stacks to look good: sometimes mixing metals, sometimes mixing shapes and  sizes, gemstone and non gemstones -the possibilities are endless! I think of it like having a few staple pieces in your wardrobe that can be mixed and matched to create many different looks. Ok now for some pics!  I have a wedding stack I wear but I also mix and match many other rings  and stack them as well.  I will show a few examples: (at the risk of revealing how completely obsesed I really am! LOL)

wedding stack

heirloom rings:

Mother; s stack

and various fun stacks:

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